Metis Employment & Training Program
Thompson okanagan region
#13 – 1800 Tranquille Rd.
Kamloops, BC V2B 3L9
Phone: (250) 376.9263
Fax: (250) 376.9235
Toll Free: 1.855.376.9263
TO ALL APPLICANTS:
The Métis Nation British Columbia has training funds available for Métis people, under the Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy (ASETS). To qualify for funding it is necessary to submit the attached application along with the following required documents:
A photocopy of a Metis Identification card issued by a community recognized by the MNBC, or a letter verifying Metis citizenship from a community recognized by the MNBC. A genealogy may be submitted as proof of Metis citizenship, provided it has been verified by a recognized genealogist.
Letter of Acceptance from the training institution along with course registration if possible for the whole school year. Please ensure training start and end dates are included with this documentation.
Written confirmation of tuition and book costs from the training Institution you will be attending.
Proof of Residence. A photocopy of your driver’s license with your current address, a copy of most recent rent receipt or mortgage documents, a current utility bill with your name and current address are acceptable documents to verify residency.
Labour Market Information. Emphasis on the importance of a labour market research, job prospects and future employment of your trade or career choice is key to the approval of your application. The return to work action plan must be complete with an attached job offer or a list of three (3) potential employers. You must also attach a copy of career search (www.workfutures.bc.ca) for related field interest.
A copy of your last transcript from your previous high school, college and/or university, which you last attended.
Student Loan documentation (if applicable).
Verification of current income source (s) (include verification of spouses income as well)
Please note an application is considered incomplete if any of the above documents are missing from the application package.
Please note the following important dates:
September intake (fall) Deadline for application is June 15th
January intake (winter) Deadline for application is November 15th
May Intake (summer) Deadline for application is February 15th
Completed applications are processed on a first come first serve basis with priority given to applicants entering their final year of studies. Please allow a minimum of four (4) weeks for processing after all requested information has been submitted.
The Institution must be accredited with The Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) if you want to attend training at a Private Post-Secondary Institution, other than a Public Community College. You must demonstrate that there is a high probability that your training will result in employment.
All applications are subject to ASETS funding availability. If approved, the total length of support provided for a client’s intervention is normally up to sixty – four weeks (64) of training, with a maximum of one (1) school year at a time reviewed annually. Continuing students must obtain an average of two point zero (2.0) GPA/CGPA to be considered for continued funding.
If a client is entering a University Program the final two years of university funding will be eligible. Funding of Master and Doctorates are not eligible for funding under ASETS.
Please note that until applicants are informed IN WRITING, that a funding request has been approved; the applicant assumes all financial risk. Clients may not be reimbursed for any costs if such costs and participation by the client are not approved by the Program Coordinator and/or the Regional Employment & Training Committee (RETC) prior to the start date of the program/intervention.
If you have any further questions or require assistance in completing this application package please do not hesitate to contact staff at the regional office any time during regular office hours.
ASETS, Program Coordinator
Metis Employment & Training Program
Thompson Okanagan Region
Revised OCTOBER 2010
Program Appendix #1-A